SHSU Receives Recognition For Financial Literacy Program

Schools across the country are using financial literacy programs as a tool to encourage students to become more informed about their financial futures.
Ranked No. 5 out of the Top 50 Financial Literacy Programs of 2018 by LendEDU, was the Student Money Management Center at Sam Houston State University.
The study looked at hundreds of colleges and universities that are known to have a financial literacy program. The rankings were based on the parameters: number of workshops and resources available; access to one-on-one financial consultation and incentivizing programs available.
The report by LendEDU credits SHSU with, “not just offering education, but it is creatively enticing its students to learn necessary life skills.”
One of the ways SMMC fosters academic enrichment is by hosting an annual Financial Literacy Week. Last academic year, the SMMC gave out over $8,000 to students who participated. They presented in 112 workshops and in classrooms to over 3,000 students. In addition, the SMMC conducted almost 800 personal coaching sessions and participated in 87 outreach events with almost 5,000 participants.